STAFF BLOG OIL PATCH DISPATCH Radioactive waste on the N.D. monitor
WILLISTON, N.D. Landfill employees here discovered at least two hot loads this week, illustrating why a group of North Dakota citizens is worried about the proper disposal of radioactive waste that ... Posted on 5/18/13 at 12:03 AM
REAL OILFIELD WIVES Managing the Kids While Your Husband is Away
How many times has someone told you, "I don't know how you do it!" and you just laugh it off and say it's not that bad. What they don't know is that you are quite possibly on the verge of a breakdow... Posted on 3/21/13 at 7:21 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Real Oilfield Wives and more new blogs!
It's been awhile since I've given you my recommendations for new blogs to check out here on Areavoices. But three new blogs have crossed my path and I felt compelled to share them.
The first is calle... Posted on 3/13/13 at 4:01 PM
NDAD INSIGHT On his final ride, Harold Ennis, 94, 'smiled all the way'
By Mike Brue
On a pleasant August day this year, Harold Ennis got a good, long look at the miles of northwest North Dakota countrysidearound Tagus,the now-unincorporated North Dakotatown wher... Posted on 12/17/12 at 11:02 PM
MEANDERINGS OF A ZEALOUS MOM Smoke and Mirrors
The worst part of living in the Bakken are the complaints about it.
I get rubbed the wrong way when I hear people say things like, I cried all day the very first day I came! or I cry almost EVERY day... Posted on 12/13/12 at 12:58 PM
Companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands will be required to disclose publicly the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing operations, the Obama administration said Thursday. The new “fracking” rule replaces a draft proposed last year that was withdrawn amid industry complaints that federal regulation could hinder an ongoing boom in natural gas production.
BY Matthew Daly,Associated Press
, May 17, 2013
VIENNA, Ill. (AP) — This is the Illinois that many people never see — the sparsely populated southern tip where flat farmland gives way to rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thick forests and cypress swamps.
The four remaining defendants in a Bakken oil leasing scam that duped unwitting investors across the country out of hundreds of thousands of dollars were found guilty on most charges on Wednesday by a Montana jury.
Oil companies operating in North Dakota are keeping the brakes on this spring, but a “big surge in production” is expected this summer and fall, the director of the Department of Mineral Resources said Tuesday.
Lynn Helms said he expects the drilling rig count will increase from today’s count of 186 to 198 this summer, bringing as many as 2,000 more workers to Oil Patch communities.
By Amy Dalrymple, Forum News Service
, April 17, 2013
Environmental groups and Flint Hills Resources announced an agreement Tuesday to cut greenhouse gas emissions and smog-forming air pollution from the company's planned upgrade at Minnesota's largest oil refinery.
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